On This Day

On This Day in Sport for May 24

Events in Sport

  • 1877 5th Preakness: C Holloway aboard Cloverbrook wins in 2:45.5
  • 1879 7th Preakness: L Hughes aboard Harold wins in 2:40.5
  • 1900 34th Belmont: Nash Turner aboard Ildrim wins in 2:21¼
  • 1905 39th Belmont: Eugene Hildebrand aboard Tanya wins in 2:08
  • 1918 Cleveland starter Stan Coveleski sets club record for most innings pitched (19) in a complete game as the Indians beat the New York Yankees, 3-2 at the Polo Grounds, NYC
  • 1926 Finnish runner Paavo Nurmi sets world 3000m record (8:25.4) in Berlin, Germany
  • 1928 Record 12 future Baseball Hall of Famers take the field as NY Yankees beat Philadelphia A's, 9-7 at Shibe Park; managers Miller Huggins & Connie Mack, umpire Tom Connolly also HOF'ers
  • 1929 Chicago WS pitcher Ted Lyons and Detroit's George Uhle go 21 innings before Tigers get a run to win, 6-5; longest game (3 hours, 31 mins) ever at Comiskey Park, Chicago
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